So going to hit Buck hill in MN in a couple hours. I've never skied it before (The Neverplast fake snow). Called buck hill and they said not to worry about waxing skis (or taking off storage wax) but I should sharpen them up.
Thoughts or suggestions?
Is anyone gonna be there today?
Posted this in main ski gabber due to lack of traffic in regionals.
I say giver it a go. I've never tried it. Interested for the feed back. Probably make sure you have pants/long sleeve on even if it's warm. A light jackets prolly less likely to pull up. Seems like that stuff could hurt a tad if you take a good spill.
Idk how it compares to snowflex, but that stuff rode alright. One of those things where it rides different, but you figure it out quickly, how you can turn etc. It seems harder to make a clean edge through and you end up doing more drifty turns as if you were on ice.
I'd say def give em a wax.
If you go def let us know how it is. Been curious about that stuff since everyone started adding it.
I've skied on it there. When they say sharpen up, they mean it. It's like skiing on ice. It'll take some getting used to but it's really fun! I ate it so hard on the rainbow rail hahhaaha. Btw don't listen to the fools that say it wrecks your skis it makes them hot. I have made in China k2 domains and they didn't even get warm lol. Have fun man!
So I went to buck hill the other day.
Like said above, "Neverplast" feels like your skiing straight ice. I could of gotten my skis sharpened before but I was lazy. Still skied it okay. If I did sharpen them before would of had more control. It's kinda weird skiing though in the spots where grass is coming up through the material. It works fine just kinda paranoid I was gonna catch an edge.
I would deftly wear jeans or some type of tough long pants and a thick hoodie/flannel/thick long sleeve. If you fell it would not be fun. Also a helmet. There no snow for cushioning. Gloves if your gonna be riding the tow rope.
The skis I used were my rock skis with the storage wax still on. Could of scraped it off, but I was told one of the workers the neverplast strips off wax. It does. I probably wouldn't wear my brand new skis there but that's because I have rock skis.
If you don't have a yard big enough to build a setup it or want to ski more than 50 feet I'd say its worth it. $18.00 for lift ticket on the weekend.
They have two areas setup right now. Tow rope with a rail yard. 6 rails total.
Then one chair lift with a hill side (Im bad at guessing distance) covered with neverplast.
They did have a hill with airbag but that was not set up when I was there.
Best part was maybe had 10 people there total. No lift line on tow rope or lift. Super chill. Might be different this coming weekend due to the Minnesota school break.
The material seems a little gaped right now. Not sure its intentional or just from being out there all summer and its naturally spread. Seemed uniformly spread though.
Here is a close up of the Neverplast snow. They then wet it down with a sprinkler system. Slides pretty good for fake snow.
Glad you liked it. Good call on rock skis, the neveplast can heat up your edges and melt the base. Thats the reason they let the grass grow through, it helps slow you down and cool your skis. IMO some of the features could be slightly lower, but it feeds the summer shred and that's what really matters
The Nevaplast is shit, icy and hurts. The rails are all tall with flat drop offs or 2 inches off the ground and like 10ft long. It feeds the thirst for a like a day, but I prefer my backyard setup better